Church members from across the country–and the world–may follow events at this year’s Annual Conference through the onsite coverage provided by a news team of staff and volunteers, writers, photographers, and videographers.
The Annual Conference takes place July 7-11 at the America’s Center in St. Louis, Mo. Pre-Conference events start with the Standing Committee of district delegates, who begin meeting on July 4, the Ministers’ Association which holds its annual event July 6-7, and the Council of District Executives and deacon workshops also scheduled prior to the Conference.
Www.brethren.org/news/conferences/ac2012 is the main index page for Annual Conference coverage. Go to this page to find links and easy access to:
— daily news stories
— daily photo albums
— webcasts of worship services and business sessions (go to www.brethren.org/news/2012/webcasts-offer-opportunity-to-worship-with-conference.html for a report on the webcasts and an invitation to join in Sunday morning worship with the Conference)
— worship bulletins that are downloadable in print-friendly pdf format
— the daily “Conference Journal” sheets, also in pdf format
— a print-friendly two-page wrap up, which will be available after the Conference to help delegates make their reports to congregations or for use as an insert in newsletters and bulletins.
Pre-order the DVD “Wrap Up” video report from the 2012 Annual Conference, and the DVD of the Conference sermons, from Brethren Press at 800-441-3712. The “Wrap Up” may be ordered for $29.95, and the sermons for $24.95, plus shipping and handling. Orders will be shipped several days after the Conference ends.
Find the Conference business items online, the 2012 ballot, and this year’s Information Packet at www.brethren.org/ac .
Other ways to follow Annual Conference include joining the Twitter conversation at #2012COBAC and going to the Church of the Brethren Facebook page at www.facebook.com/churchofthebrethren .